It’s like a badge of honor during Paris fashion week, high heels covered in dust.
You see them everywhere, and there is no discrimination. They could be Loubtouins, Lanvins, or Louis but dirty, dusty shoes only means one thing: that you’ve trekked the pebbles in Les Jardins de Tuileries to get to the Espace Ephemere, and that can only mean good things.
Only giant shows happen in that space. When I mean giant, I mean behemoth like Dior, Chloe and Valli. So if your shoes are covered that means you have probably just seen something awesome.
Unfortunately, random people don’t find this so cool. Once out of the fashion sphere, people just take one look and think you’re a hot mess.
—REBECCA SUHRAWARDI AUSTIN